Seattle Premises Liability Lawyer
No matter where you are, a property owner doesn’t have a right to put your safety at risk. If a property owner’s negligence caused your injuries, team up with a Seattle premises liability attorney
Getting hurt on someone else’s property is upsetting, especially when it’s due to the owner’s negligence. To bring a successful claim for compensation against the at-fault party, you may need an experienced Seattle premises liability lawyer on your side. Our team at Craig Swapp & Associates offers a winning record, local experience, and in-depth knowledge of premises liability law.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents in Seattle
The places you could get hurt include private homes and grounds or commercial locations like grocery stores. A variety of property hazards could cause injuries. You may slip on some water that was unmarked or you might be hit in the head by a falling tool in a construction zone.
Some of the other ways you might be injured on someone’s property in Seattle include the following:
- Slips or trips and falls
- Falling objects
- Falling in an unsecured swimming pool
- Dog attack, bite, or unwanted or extreme exuberance, as well as other animal-caused injuries
- Gas leaks
- Electrical fires
- Inadequate security or lighting
- Exposed or unattended machinery or other dangerous tools
- Stairwells, elevators, ramps, or other structures in disrepair
How Property Hazards Can Injure You
Seattle property hazard accidents can cause a number of injuries, ranging from minor to life-changing. You doctors will help your lawyer determine what is damaged and how it’s tied to your accident.
Injuries often seen in property accidents include the following:
- Head and face damage
- Neck, back, and spine trauma
- Internal organ damage or bleeding
- Injuries to the arms and legs
- Broken bones
- Lost limbs
- Severe burns
- Lacerations, punctures, and contusions
- Emotional trauma
Compensation You Can Recover
You can’t be expected to pay for someone else’s carelessness, but one of the only ways to get the compensation you deserve is to file a personal injury claim.
Your Seattle property hazard lawyer will work closely with your doctors, specialists, and mental and physical therapists to figure out exactly what expenses are linked to your accident. We’ll also consult with our own medical experts to support your claims.
We’ll file a claim for any relevant damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Income loss
- Physical and mental therapy
- Disability accommodations
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death
Laws That Affect Seattle Premises Liability Claims
Washington is a comparative negligence state, which means that, even if you’re partially to blame for the accident, you can still sue for compensation. If you’re awarded $100,000 but are 10 percent at fault, you will only get $90,000. Your 10 percent of the blame is subtracted from your awarded total.
Keep in mind that, under Washington’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims, you only have three years from the date of your accident to file your claim for compensation.
Contact a Seattle Premises Liability Attorney
Your future financial stability may depend on the outcome of your lawsuit, and the outcome might depend on the lawyer you choose. Speak with our team at Craig Swapp & Associates to find out exactly how we can help you win.
For a complimentary, no-obligation case consultation with a Seattle premises liability lawyer, call us at 1-800-404-9000 or complete the online contact form below.